King Clovis once said “My desire,” said he, “is that the Franks shall have possession of every part of this fair land. I shall drive the Romans and their friends away and make Gaul the empire of the Franks.” (Haaren)
The Franks, notable by their military expertise leadership, conquered most other Germanic tribes and established supremacy in western and central Europe. Dominating present-day northern France, Belgium, and western Germany, the Franks established the most powerful Christian kingdom of early western Europe.
Why is this important: Because the Franks had a large empire they had more land to improve the quality of life for the everyday person trying to survive in Europe following the fall of Rome. The empire was able to control a large amount of land and the fact that they were able to maintain protection to all the people of all people shows the would be able to improve and stabilize the Romans lives.
Artists also favored abstraction and geometric patterning and their art consisted mainly of small-scale metalwork (in jewelry and brooches) that survives only from grave finds and written descriptions.
Why is this important: This is important to the people because the variety of different artwork creates different jobs for everyone. Resulting in improving the quality of their lives and creating more opportunities.